Heritage Happenings

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 01
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1969
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s67p8wh3
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-24
Date Modified 2005-02-24
ID 326017
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s67p8wh3

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Title Heritage Happenings
Description HERITAGE HAPPENINGS Wilma Morley Despain Centerfield, Utah Honorable Mention I stood in the bright light of the full grown fall mmon in a grove of maple trees, In Kirtland, Ohio. This grove of trees was, and is known, as the "Morley Grove," and is planted there around the old Morley home by Thomas and Edith Morley, grandparents of Isaac Morley, also known as "Father Morley" in later years. As I stood there filled with wonderment at having the express privilege, at last, of being here to see the things and places I had heard and read about all my life, my eyes turned again toward the Kirtland Temple, which we visited earlier. The night was warm, as nights are that time of year in Ohio. The stars seemed near as their long pointed spears struck down to guard these historic places. They reflected past glory of this holy house by shining on glistening bits of glass, still clinging in the older plaster, on those sturdy, historic walls. We went next to the graves of my great, great, grandparents, buried there in the shadow of this holy place, that had played such an important part in their lives, and the early days of the church. These were Isaac's parents resting here, protected by the spires of the house of the Lord, which they had helped to build. Oliver Cowdery and companion cams on a mission to the East in the year 1830 and providence guided their footsteps to the home of Isaac Morley. He became one of the first converts to Mormonism in that region. He proved very faithful and his real worth was early recognized by the leading Elders of the Church. He was ordained a High Priest in 1831 by Lyman Weight, and on the same day was ordained and set apart as Counselor, to the first presiding Bishop, Edward Partridge. He was called on a mission this same year, just one of several he was called, by revelation through Joseph Smith, to fulfill. We had come here this day, after witnessing the marvel of the pageant at Hill Cumorah- I was still enthralled with what I had seen and heard there. How I thrilled at standing here, in the quiet evening remembering the progress that has been made 21
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 1
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326005
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s67p8wh3/326005